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Photos: Poppy Flowers in Khansar, Iran

photos by Mohammad Akhlaghi, ISNA

Khansar is one of the counties of Esfahan Province in Iran. The name khansar comes from the Avestan language. Khun means spring and sar means place, so khansar means place of the spring.

Khansar is a mountainous county about 2300 meters above sea level. It's area is 900 km sqr, and it includes 18 towns, 3 villages and one central city. According to existing historical evidence, the city is over 2000 years old, it has been in existence since the Sassanid Empire (226 - 651). Khansar is famous for its honey and flower-filled gardens. (source: Wikipedia)

The photos presented here are taken from the Valley poppies in Khansar. These poppies are quite unique since they face down.

See more photos on ISNA's web site.

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